March 4 is the only day on the calendar that’s also a military command — march forth! — so it’s only appropriate that this be the day that we celebrate the servicemen and servicewomen in our lives with National G.I. Day. Soldiers in the U.S. military — including members of the Army, Air Forces, and Marines — have been referred to as G.I.s since 1940, and today is the day that we celebrate everything they do for us with a big hug, either literal or metaphorical.
Middle Georgia State University will observe National G.I. Day but we need your help. If you have served or are serving in the Armed Forces, please share your information with us. Yes, this includes family members too! During the week of March 4th, you’ll receive a “hug” from the MGA Library and the Office of Veteran and Military Services.